FREE GRAND OPEN DAY AT DARTMOUTH LEISURE CENTRE TO CELEBRATE END OF REFURBISHMENT WORK

To mark the completion of a series of extensive refurbishment and improvement works at Dartmouth Leisure Centre, local families, residents and centre members are invited to see the exciting changes at the centre's Grand Open Day on the 30th June, from 10am-4pm. 

Marking a major commitment in improving local leisure facilities, the works were led by the UK's leading sports and leisure charity, Fusion Lifestyle, and were designed to significantly improve and modernise the centre. Helping to ensure that high quality facilities are available to all within the local area, just some of the improvements include the addition of new state-of-the-art gym equipment, as well as a new café, entrance and reception area. 

One of the biggest new additions is the creation of an extension, which links the main entrance to Dartmouth Indoor Pool, making it easier for members to navigate throughout the centre. Other exciting improvements include a new 35m2 poolside viewing area with seating. 

Visitors to the opening event can expect a day packed with free activities suitable for all ages, including tours of the centre, competitions, face painting and a bouncy castle. Attendees can also swim in the centre's two pools, try out the latest gym equipment, enjoy a group exercise class, or take advantage of special membership offers. Children can also meet the centre's swim teachers and take a free swim school assessment.

The works form part of a multi-million pound investment from Fusion Lifestyle, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council in improving six Devon Leisure Centres. Along with Dartmouth Leisure Centre, and as part of a three-year programme, other locations set to benefit from significant improvement include; Meadowlands Leisure Centre (Tavistock), Ivybridge Leisure Centre, Quayside Leisure Centre (Kingsbridge), Parklands Leisure Centre (Okehampton) and Totnes Pavilion. 

Divisional Business Manager, Fusion Lifestyle said: "It is fantastic that the refurbishment and improvement works at Dartmouth Leisure Centre are now complete, helping to significantly improve the experience and facilities for our customers and the public. 

"The improvement works have ensured that the treasured leisure centre can be enjoyed for years to come, and we look forward to welcome everyone through our doors to see some of the exciting changes for themselves, as well as taking the opportunity to meet our experienced leisure centre team.

"Dartmouth Leisure Centre is just one of six centres across the region set to benefit from significant improvements, and it is a privilege to be involved in the running of these incredibly popular and important sites. We have made a serious commitment to nurture these sports and leisure facilities, which includes making a serious investment in their improvement and long-term upkeep."

Cllr Hilary Bastone, Portfolio Holder for Customer First, said: "I'm absolutely thrilled that the refurbishment works have been completed at this popular leisure centre.  The much-awaited extension between the pool and the main entrance, will mean easy movement between the centre's varied activities.  There are lots of new and improved facilities throughout the building which will prove to be very popular with its users.

South Hams District Council is committed to an investment programme to improve facilities at all of our Fusion operated sites, so that residents and visitors, both young and old, will be able to use the facilities for many years to come.